Medico-Legal Issues in Infectious Diseases
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Medico-Legal Issues in Infectious Diseases : Guide For Physicians

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The aim of this book is not to encourage defensive medical practice, but to help provide better, optimum care to patients and to be forth right and honest to our dear customers about our inevitable mistakes.This book will focus on clinical issues facing physicians in different settings (which can lead to malpractice), and the best approach to use to avoid litigations, and practice good medicine.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25.4mm | 1,360g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 2011 ed.
  • XX, 292 p.
  • 1441980520
  • 9781441980526

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Despite the fact that most physicians will encounter medical litigation at some point in their careers, they have few resources for navigating through legal issues within the body of medical literature. With this in mind, this volume provides guidance to physicians and researchers.

As the latest in the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series, it gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties. It covers topics including issues in the surgical and neurosurgical disciplines, obstetrics and gynecological infections, skin/soft tissue conditions, fevers, and complications related to HIV. It also gives information medical liability laws around the world.

Rather than encourage defensive medical practice, this book provides information on administering better care and being honest and fair with patients when addressing inevitable mistakes. It is a must for all practicing physicians.
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Table of contents

Preface.- General Principles.- Complaints related to the head.- Conditions of the skin/soft tissue in the ER.- Litigation in infections of Obstetrics & Gynecology.- Looking Beyond the Obvious.- Failure to counsel can lead to litigation.- Litigations for unexpected adverse events.- Orthopedic complications.- Neurosurgical medico-legal issues.- Litigations in General Surgery.- Litigation for infection in plastic surgery.- Litigations for HIV-related complications.- Overview of medico-legal issues.- Index.
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From the reviews:
"Presents the information using a case-based format, followed by discussions of medical and medicolegal highlights. ... it would be better suited for educators who are teaching medical students and physicians in training as an introduction to this topic. ... The themes of appropriate medical therapy and effective patient communication are reinforced throughout the book." (John S. Czachor, Doody's Review Service, May, 2011)
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From the reviews:

"Presents the information using a case-based format, followed by discussions of medical and medicolegal highlights. ... it would be better suited for educators who are teaching medical students and physicians in training as an introduction to this topic. ... The themes of appropriate medical therapy and effective patient communication are reinforced throughout the book." (John S. Czachor, Doody's Review Service, May, 2011)
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